Some nonentities were looking for solace
And found it in pride -ing themselves on insolence
Toward the Prophet and a massive populace
On the pretext of freedom and spontaneous innocence
Anyone with little discernment can detect their malice
In short order, they spread such contemptuous rudeness
And made it a new trend and of frequent occurrence
To inflame people’s emotions and increase their sufferance
And push the credulous to revulsion and violence
Just to satisfy the interests of people of consequence
I wonder, how can a spiteful fiend preach tolerance?
I wonder, how to be caught red-handed and claim innocence?
I wonder, how to prick people and impose silence?
I wonder, how to be corrupt and have conscience?
I wonder, how to support flagrant miscarriage of justice?
Hey! None of your pictures, words or movies
Can diminish the Prophet’s brilliance
Nor make anyone of you a genius
Refine your creativity for the sake of peace
And remember: buttocks never release a masterpiece.
© Chaouki MkaddemSeptember 22, 2012